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StockCall Scrutinizes Petroleo Brasileiro, Hercules Offshore, Cheniere Energy, and Helmerich & Payne

LONDON, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The oil & gas drilling and exploration industry is expected to benefit significantly from the shale oil revolution in the U.S. Companies such as Hercules Offshore Inc. (NASDAQ: HERO), Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEAMEX: LNG), and Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE: HP), the shale oil boom offers major opportunities. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (NYSE: PBR), the Brazil-based oil and gas giant, meanwhile, has been focusing on several offshore projects in Brazil. For oil & gas explorers, the recovery in the global economy also augurs well. On Thursday, oil and gas stocks ended on a mixed note as the broad market tumbled on concerns over the Eurozone debt crisis. StockCall reviewed the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry and chose PBR, HERO, LNG, and HP for its technical coverage. These free reports can be seen for free at


Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA's shares have struggled this week, and the trend continued on Thursday. The stock fell 1.86% to finish at $16.88, after touching an intra-day low of $16.86. The oil & gas company's shares have now fallen more than 5.20% this week. The stock has fallen more than 13% this year, even as the broad market has rallied. It has fallen below $17 support level as a result of the sell-off this week, which is a bearish signal. This downbeat trend is further confirmed by recent volume activity and the stock's MACD chart. Download the free research on PBR by signing up now at


Hercules Offshore Inc.'s shares rose yesterday even as the broad market struggled. Shares of the Houston, Texas-based company gained 0.96% to finish at $7.33 after touching a 52-week high of $7.56. Hercules Offshore shares have gained nearly 3% in the last three trading sessions. Year-to-date, the stock has gained nearly 19%, outperforming the S&P 500. The stock recently broke through $7.25 resistance level, which is a bullish signal. The stock's MACD is also trading above the signal line and the zero-line, further confirming the positive trend. Register for today's free analysis on HERO at


Cheniere Energy Inc.'s shares rose sharply in yesterday's trading session. The stock hit a 52-week high of $26 before finishing the day 1.90% higher at $25.80 on above average volume of 4.45 million. The company's shares have gained more than 4% in the last three sessions even as the broad market has struggled. The stock has outperformed the broad market for the year as well, gaining more than 37%. Its shares have seen a series of highs in the last few trading sessions, which is a bullish signal. Free report on LNG can be accessed by registering at


Shares of Helmerich & Payne Inc. edged lower on Thursday; however, the losses were limited. The stock ended the day 0.40% lower at $60.43 after falling to an intra-day low of $60.13. The company's shares have fallen nearly 3.50% in the last three trading sessions. Despite the recent pullback, the stock is still up more than 8% for the year. Helmerich & Payne's shares have seen a series of lows this week, which suggests that market sentiment has turned bearish on the stock. Register with StockCall and download the research on HP for free at


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